K-Makule ‘C’ state champions in Kona

The K-Makule Senior Softball team went undefeated in their four-game outing at the State Senior Softball tournament to lay claim to the championship of the Senior C Division in Kona.

Ernest Domingo paced the opening game with a two-run homer as K-Makule downed the Big Island 60’s 20-13.

John Taboniar was two-for-two, and Dado Paiste went four-for-four in that win.

Car Quest of Maui was a TKO victim of K-Makule 22-9 with Ali Otlang, two-for-two in the outing, banging a grand slam. Guy Ruiz was four-for-four, Lefty Remata was three-for four, and Doric Remata went three-for-three in that win.

Danny Smith, Taboniar, Stanley Buduan, Dado Paiste, and Marvin Perry finished two-for-three.

K-Makule overcame their toughest opponent of the series, the Vikings of O‘ahu behind five runs in the first inning, and adding four more in the fourth enroute to a 12-7 win.

Lefty Remata, Doric Remata, Guy Ruiz, Taboniar, Buduan, Perry, and Herman Fraticelli notched RBI for the K-Makule first inning runs only to have the Vikings answer with a pair of runs in the second.

Three runs in the seventh iced the win for K-Makule behinds hits from Doric Remata, Ruiz, Smith, Buduan, and Dado Paiste.

K-Makule unleashed their offensive and defensive might to capture the title with a 17-5 win over Kuikahi of Hilo in a sudden death match.

K-Makule notched six runs in the first frame, three in the second, a pair in the fourth, and finished with a trio in the sixth and seventh innings for the win while holding Kuikahi to just five runs in the first three innings.

Smith and Taboniar led K-Makule in this final win, both batters finishing four-for-four.

Dado Paiste picked up the win on the hill for all four games.

Gordon Arakaki was presented a team award of a Pro Team player bag as the Best Defensive Player.

K-Makule is coached by Guy Ruiz and Lefty Remata.

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